Monthly Archives: August 2011

Killyleagh Community Shop Makes World Of Difference

The Killyleagh Community Shop, Killyleagh, provides an opportunity for the local community to come together and make a contribution to the world writes Ashleigh Henderson, on work experience with Down News. Muriel Stringer started up the shop nine years ago in the small brick-a-brac shop now known as TJ’s. It…

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Down Camogie News And U-14 Panel Information

THE Replay of the Division 3 Championship Final between Ballyholland IIs and Darragh Cross will take place this week.  All Down Camogie Club Secretaries will be notified by email of the date and venue when confirmed. This Tuesday, 30th August 2011, our Down Seniors play Armagh in a friendly at…

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Longstone And Ford Battle To A Draw

Longstone And Ford Battle To A Draw Match Report by Pete McGrath Jnr. Longstone  0-16  Bryansford  1-13 From the glorious sunshine before the game, dark clouds trundled through the valleys between the peaks, slowly taking them out of view one by one and the rain was teeming down within ten…

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Kilcoo Wade Over The Ford Seconds

KILCOO II 2-12 – 0-7 BRYANSFORD II Match report by Peter McGrath Jnr On Sunday people were surprised when Dublin beat Donegal scoring just eight points – even more surprising was that the Dubs winning score was equaled in a soccer match, but low as that score was Kilcoo held Bryansford to just seven…

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Down Senior Ladies Championship Final

Down Senior Ladies Championship Final Annaclone 3-10  Bryansford 3-09 An exciting Final that went right down to the wire with Annaclone emerging victorious thanks to the boot of Ciara Devlin thirty seconds from the final whistle. A draw might have been a fair result but life is full of harsh…

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Ampion Newcastle League Fixtures

Ampion Newcastle League Fixtures 3RD SEPT PREMIER

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Mainstay DRP Break Tombola World Record At 4R's

MAINSTAY DRP have succeeded in winning the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s biggest tombola. The County Down charity has triumphed in their attempt to beat the current world record for the ‘World’s Largest Tombola’ by gathering 4,802 raffle prizes. Mainstay DRP, which provides quality care and support services…

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Newcastle AC Notes

Dougherty Strides Out To Win Killyleagh Primary School Race by Joe McCann Three of Newcastle’s junior athletes competed in the Primary School races at the recent Killyleagh event.  Sarah Dougherty ran a storming race to win the girls’ race and finish third overall, completing the two laps of the town…

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MMRT Does Newcastle Charity Stretcher Push

MEMBERS of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team took to the streets in Newcastle last month to raise much needed funds to support the ongoing training and operational needs of the team. Aided by the newly formed ‘Friends in the Mountains Fundraising Group’ a stretcher push was organised along Newcastle main…

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Woods And O’Kane Tighten Their Grip On NIMRA Titles

Donard Commedagh Fell Race Report by Bogusboy THE form book was right for once as current Hill and Dale Champion, Slieve Donard and NIMRA Championship leader, Des Woods strengthened his grip on the title with another fine performance over the tough Donard Commedagh course on Saturday in the fifth round…

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Ardglass Show Their Steel Against Newington

Ardglass  2  Newington  1 Steele and Sons Second Round Match ARDGLASS faced a determined Newington and as the match progressed the initial enthusiasm of the visitors soon waned with a reality check when they faced increasing pressure.

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Police Appeal Over RTA In Mayobridge

Police are appealing for information following a road traffic collision at the junction of the Ryan Road and Newry Road in Mayobridge at approx 5.40pm on Friday 26th August. Police would be particularly keen to speak to the driver of a silver car which was reported to have been in the area…

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Teconnaught Hold Bright To A Draw

Teconnaught  1-08  Bright  0-11. This was a tough, physical Divison Four match for both sides as both clawed at the game to maximise their points. Bright are hanging in on fourth position in the league and must sense an opportunity for stepping up to the Third is still within their…

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Man Found Injured On Belfast Road

Police in Downpatrick are investigating the circumstances surrounding a 32-year old man receiving head injuries at approx 11 pm on Thursday 25th August. The man was found lying injured near a roundabout on the Belfast Road and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Hospital. The man has since been…

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Beyond Summer BBQ A Sizzling Success

Beyond Summer BBQ A Sizzling Success Continuing its successful programme of business support to local companies, the Beyond Programme hosted an end of summer networking BBQ for Down district businesses in Denvir’s Hotel, Downpatrick on Tuesday 23rd August. Those present enjoyed an evening of good food, conversation and advice. The…

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